17 Apr '11, 6am

Van Jones at #PowerShift 2011: ‘While they’re stuck on stupid in D.C., your generation is rising’

Van Jones at #PowerShift 2011: ‘While they’re stuck on stupid in D.C., your generation is rising’

In a passionate keynote address, green jobs leader Van Jones exhorted the 10,000 youth climate activists at the Power Shift conference in Washington, D.C., to "shift the power" and lead the clean power revolution. He argued that both parties need to be held accountable for their failures, and that activists must explain that the climate movement isn't just about "hippie power" but that it is a vision of liberty and justice for all. Van Jones had harsh words for the national political establishment. "You have to be wise enough to hold both parties to high standards," he said: While they're stuck on stupid in DC, your generation is rising . Van Jones also discussed President Barack Obama, who hired him as a green jobs adviser but then let him go after Jones' politics and person came under a relentless barrage from Fox News' Glenn Beck. Jones argued that President Obama is li...

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